The retail grumpiness is in the air!

@maezee (27823)
United States
November 27, 2017 5:45pm CST
I do not envy any retail employees this time fof year. At one point I was one of them, worked one season of Christmas madness at Macys as an overnight merchandiser about a century ago. Pay was terrible and only a few times did I have to work while the store was actually open. Which was a plus. I was bored and too lazy to go to the gym today before work but not too lazy to go to the mall briefly (imagine that) and managed to buy a couple gifts (am almost done with my shopping,hurrah) where in 2 different stores I was met with an absolutely flat out rude cashiers. I get the levels of stress are high with the season in full swing. I just imagine if you cant keep friendly or even just say a quick "thanks for shopping" under pressure... I guess its a skill one must learn. I have no idea if these folks are normally grumpy or if its due to busyness of their shops. Retail employees out there - first thanks for your service. And how do you keep cool unde the craziness of the season? Are you able to stay friendly?
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@JohnRoberts (41066)
• Los Angeles, California
28 Nov
I could never survive being a retail employee and have never been one.
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@marlina (62234)
• Canada
28 Nov
Same here, could not be in the retail world.
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@Ithink (6852)
• United States
28 Nov
I guess we were lucky every store we went to had amazing workers and people. It was actually a good time. Had conversations with a lot of people that we were standing in line with.
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@sharon6345 (103236)
• United States
28 Nov
OH goodness it's been years since I been in a mall shopping. Good grief I would be so out of sorts. I just use retailmenot and shop online. I get packages to my door.
@maezee (27823)
• United States
28 Nov
Thats a good idea too.
@NJChicaa (29707)
• United States
27 Nov
That's why I do my shopping online. I get to avoid the rude shoppers and rude employees.
@maezee (27823)
• United States
28 Nov
I know. I probably should have but there were a few stores I just wanted to browse at. Its crazy how such a joyous holiday turns people into...very mean creatures!!
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@HazySue (17130)
• United States
28 Nov
I know what you mean. These poor retail workers really get the brunt of shoppers grumpiness this time of year.
@Courtlynn (50903)
• United States
28 Nov
Surprisingly my brother dorsnt complain much over customers this time of year
@Happy2BeMe (69827)
• Canada
28 Nov
I noticed that the other day when i was shopping. The holiday season can bring out the worse in some people.
@shaggin (26854)
• United States
28 Nov
I think working at night when your not around so much of the holiday shoppers would be much easier to handle.